8:22 PM ET Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Bret Holmes couldn’t chase down Cory Heim as the sun set on the ARCA Series finale at Kansas Speedway. It didn’t really matter. The 23-year-old from Munford, Alabama, won the series championship over Michael Self by finishing second Friday night. Holmes began the race eight points
9:55 PM ET ESPN News Services NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson, who was suspended indefinitely after using the N-word during a virtual race in April, has applied for reinstatement, a spokesperson for the sanctioning body confirmed Friday. Larson, who was fired by Chip Ganassi Racing, applied for reinstatement earlier this week and NASCAR is
8:49 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — AJ Allmendinger splashed his way through a torrential rainstorm that turned Charlotte Motor Speedway into a slip-and-slide Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race on the hybrid road course-oval “Roval.” Allmendinger won for the second time this season in 10 starts for Kaulig Racing. He’s easily the
8:39 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clint Bowyer will retire at the end of the NASCAR season and join the Fox Sports booth as an analyst. Bowyer, in his 15th full season, heads into Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway facing elimination from the playoffs. He’s ranked 11th in the 12-driver field that
10:46 AM ET Associated Press Team Penske found a one-year solution for Matt DiBenedetto while building a long-term plan to move Austin Cindric to the Cup Series. DiBenedetto’s contract was extended Thursday to drive for Wood Brothers Racing in 2021. Cindric, currently competing in the Xfinity Series for Penske, will take over the seat in
4:07 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The most coveted seat in NASCAR belongs to Alex Bowman in a Hendrick Motorsports lineup shuffle to replace seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson in the iconic No. 48 Chevrolet. Bowman and crew chief Greg Ives, who won five championships with Johnson as his engineer, will move from the
7:10 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin was one of the last drivers standing at the end of the messiest and longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history. The Daytona 500 winner surged to the win with a sweeping three-wide pass — the 58th lead change of the race — coming out of
8:02 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Justin Haley stormed into the second round of the Xfinity Series playoffs with a win Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, his third superspeedway victory of the season. Haley, who in 2019 won the Cup race in July at Daytona, has three career Xfinity Series victories, all this season,
4:10 PM ET Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Raphael Lessard, a 19-year-old Canadian rookie, got his first career NASCAR national series race win Saturday in overtime under caution at Talladega Superspeedway. Lessard was racing side by side with Trevor Bayne on the final lap of the two-lap overtime shootout when a pack of trucks running
1:42 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR promised radical changes to the 2021 schedule and delivered Wednesday with six road courses, the first dirt race for the Cup Series since 1970 and new stops in Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas. Dropped from the lineup were Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway, two “cookie-cutter” intermediate
12:02 AM ET ESPN News Services SPARTA, Ky. — Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR’s 2021 schedule, the racetrack said Tuesday night ahead of the sanctioning body’s announcement of venues and dates for next season. In addition, the mayor of Joliet, Illinois, told The Athletic that Chicagoland Speedway is also off NASCAR’s 2021
4:47 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chad Knaus will move into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports after the season, ending his crew chief career after a record-tying seven NASCAR championships. Hendrick on Tuesday announced Knaus will become vice president of competition. He will replace Jeff Andrews, who has been in the role